How to Connect Blink to New WIFI
Blink is a popular wireless security camera system that allows you to monitor your home or office remotely. However, there may be instances when you need to connect your Blink camera to a new WIFI network. Whether you have changed your WIFI router or moved to a new location, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you connect Blink to a new WIFI network.
Step 1: Launch the Blink App
Open the Blink app on your smartphone or tablet. Make sure you have logged in to your Blink account.
Step 2: Select the System
Tap on the “Systems” tab at the bottom of the screen and select the system you want to connect to the new WIFI network.
Step 3: Access Settings
Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner to access the system settings.
Step 4: Enter Network Settings
Under the “General” section, tap on “Network Settings.”
Step 5: Choose WIFI Network
Tap on “Change Network” and select the new WIFI network from the list of available networks.
Step 6: Enter WIFI Password
Enter the password for the new WIFI network and tap “Save.”
Step 7: Sync Module Reboot
Your Blink Sync Module will now disconnect from the old WIFI network and reboot. Wait for the Sync Module to finish rebooting.
Step 8: Reconnect Cameras
Once the Sync Module has finished rebooting, it will automatically connect to the new WIFI network. Your cameras will also reconnect to the Sync Module.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. Will I lose my camera settings and recordings when I connect Blink to a new WIFI network?
No, connecting Blink to a new WIFI network will not affect your camera settings or previous recordings.
2. Can I connect multiple Blink systems to the same WIFI network?
Yes, you can connect multiple Blink systems to the same WIFI network using the same Blink account.
3. What should I do if my Blink camera doesn’t reconnect to the new WIFI network?
Ensure that your new WIFI network has a stable internet connection. If the issue persists, try resetting your Blink camera and repeat the setup process.
4. Can I connect Blink to a public WIFI network?
Yes, you can connect Blink to a public WIFI network as long as you have the network name and password.
5. How far can my Blink camera be from the WIFI router?
Blink cameras can be placed up to 100 feet away from the WIFI router, depending on the thickness of walls and other obstacles.
6. Can I connect Blink to a 5GHz WIFI network?
No, Blink is only compatible with 2.4GHz WIFI networks.
7. Do I need to reconnect all my cameras individually after connecting Blink to a new WIFI network?
No, once the Sync Module is connected to the new WIFI network, all the cameras associated with that Sync Module will automatically reconnect.
8. Can I change the WIFI network for my Blink system remotely?
No, you need physical access to the Sync Module to change the WIFI network for your Blink system.
By following these simple steps, you can easily connect your Blink camera to a new WIFI network. Enjoy seamless monitoring and security with your Blink system!